RECENT BENEFICIARIES

Play Equipment for Hale School

Play Equipment for Hale School

The children of Hale School have been fundraising to replace play equipment along with a few wooden benches and picnic tables. The Farnham Institute has granted £3,000 towards the total wish list which includes a village shop for the reception playground.

Victoria Garden

Victoria Garden

The Victoria Garden is an hidden gem in Farnham where folk can enjoy peace and tranquillity in the centre of town. All the benches are being replaced and the Farnham Institute is donating one at a cost of £744.

Camping Equipment for Brownies, Guides and Seniors

Camping Equipment for Brownies, Guides and Seniors

The 1st Bourne Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and senior section are in desperate need of new camping equipment. Trustees have granted £890 to help cover the costs of the equipment so the groups can enjoy outdoor excursions.

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

The Trustees have granted £3,875 to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Farnham to cover the cost of a syringe driver. It is a small portable battery operated device that administers a patients medicines, such as pain relief, subcutaneously and continuously over a selected time period.

Farnham Foodbank

Farnham Foodbank

We have awarded Farnham Foodbank with a grant of £1,500 to help cover the cost of essential meals required by those who are most in need in our local community. There is a constant need for foodstuffs and this grant will make a real difference. The foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.

Farnham Otter Trail

Farnham Otter Trail

We have provided a grant to support the promotion of the Farnham Otter Trail which benefits the 2017-18 Mayor's chosen charities - The Woodlarks Centre and the Brightwells Gostrey Centre. 44 models of Otters are on display in the town – all decorated by local artists and organisations. The initiative involves local schools, community groups, artists and businesses all coming together to create a walking trail in and around Farnham. Farnham Lions are working with Farnham Town Council, Farnham in Bloom and the Surrey Wildlife Trust in this community project lead by Blooming Art. The otters will go on display at the Farnham Carnival Fayre, in Gostrey Meadow on 30th June 2018. Then, on July 9th 2018 the Otters will all find new homes at an auction to be held at Farnham Castle, with all proceeds going to the Mayor's chosen charities.

Farnham Cricket Club

Farnham Cricket Club

The Trustees recently made a grant to the Farnham Cricket Club to fund new boundary ropes costing £1,062. The Club was one of the first to be founded in England and is one of the best-known Surrey Clubs.

Bishops Meadow Trust

Bishops Meadow Trust

The Bishops Meadow Trust, a local charitable organisation, has just been awarded a grant of £1,899 to purchase a ride on mower. The aim of the charity is to manage the meadow, increase bio-diversity and make sure it is an enjoyable place for the local community.

Farnham Festival of Cycling

Farnham Festival of Cycling

The Trustees are supporting the Farnham Festival of Cycling 2018 with a £1,000 grant. This exciting local event has been running since 2009 and it attracts cyclists of all ages and abilities, Over the years it has raised more than £130,000 for worthy causes.

Rural Life Centre - Tilford

Rural Life Centre - Tilford

We have agreed to provide a grant of £5,000 to The Rural Life Centre, which in 2018 is embarking on a project to build new toilet facilities.

The facilities will cater for the increasing number of visitors, especially school parties.

Farnham Town Council - Environmental Awareness Project

Farnham Town Council - Environmental Awareness Project

Farnham is a town of rich heritage and a new initiative to raise awareness of the local environment is being supported by the town council.

A grant of £1,000 has been given towards printing costs for project literature.

Sure Start Children's Centre

Sure Start Children's Centre

Trustees recently provided support to the Sure Start Children's Centre in Farnham.

Funds covered the cost of a baking project, along with a visit from an entertainer and the provision of a story sack for each participant.

Hale Derby and Joan Club

Hale Derby and Joan Club

Hale Darby and Joan is a club for older people with a membership of over 70 who pay a modest membership fee. They applied for a grant towards the annual Christmas party and an outing to a show in October. The Trustees were pleased to grant £800 towards their activities.

Hale PTA

Hale PTA

A grant of £4,000 was made to the Hale PTA towards a number of projects at the school. Among them funds were requested to aid the literacy programme for disadvantaged children and provide colourful placement rugs for the classrooms.

Potters Gate Primary School

Potters Gate Primary School

Grants have recently been given to Potters Gate Primary School. Funds will enable disadvantaged children to experience a few days holiday.